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Ben M.

Oakland, CA

$50/hour

Experienced Tutor Inspiring Self-Confidence and Self-Sufficiency

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$50/Hour


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Georgetown University
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Master's
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Education

Georgetown University (Foreign Service)

George Washington University (Master's)

George Washington University (Other)

About Ben

I am an experienced tutor (500+ hours one-on-one instruction) who is passionate about helping you reach your goals in courses ranging from Calculus, to Spanish, to Psychology. I have a doctorate in clinical psychology (PsyD). During my undergraduate and graduate education I completed a wide range of technical and social science subjects. I have a firm foundation of knowledge in the courses I tutor and I excel at communicating that knowledge effectively.

My approach is grounded on developing your confidence in a subject. I am especially helpful with students who face performance anxiety or who struggle to understand their strengths in a given subject. I can tailor my approach to various learning styles and needs as well as support you in developing an effective study plan. Previous clients have complimented my compassionate approach, my strong ability to connect technical / abstract concepts to more familiar topics, and my ability to help students achieve measurable improvement. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
I am an experienced tutor (500+ hours one-on-one instruction) who is passionate about helping you reach your goals in courses ranging from Calculus, to Spanish, to Psychology. I have a doctorate in clinical psychology (PsyD). During my undergraduate and graduate education I completed a wide range of technical and social science subjects. I have a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Oakland, CA 94609
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology
Language:
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I completed mathematics coursework through multivariable calculus and excelled in each subject which has provided me with a firm grasp of foundational concepts in algebra, geometry, and calculus.

I am particularly effective at working with students who struggle with confidence in math subjects and need support identifying their strengths.

Previous students have complimented my compassionate approach and ability to explain complex math concepts with clarity.

Algebra 2

Algebra II is my most frequently requested subject and the one where I often see the most improvement with students. It builds on the concepts of Algebra I. Therefore, my approach to tutoring this subject includes bringing students up to speed on necessary Algebra I fundamentals. We then work on building students' confidence in the more advanced problem solving strategies required for second year Algebra.

Prealgebra

I completed coursework through multivariable calculus and have a strong understanding of foundational concepts in algebra, geometry, and calculus.

Many students will take at least two to three years of math beyond pre-algebra. Students learn about abstract concepts (variables, equations, exponents, etc). My approach is to connect these abstract concepts to relatable / real-world experiences. I also support students in finding study plans that work for them and developing organizational skills for problem solving that will serve them well in future coursework.

Psychology

I hold a doctorate in clinical psychology (PsyD). I can provide support to students seeking help in Abnormal Psychology, Statistics, Clinical Psychology, Psychological Assessment, and Lifespan / Developmental Psychology at the AP, undergraduate, or graduate level.

Spanish

I am bilingual (English / Spanish). My first language is English and I reached fluency in Spanish during college. I currently use Spanish professionally.

My teaching approach in Spanish is to support learning the language in a number of modalities (speaking, listening, etc) and connect students with resources in Spanish that match personal or professional interests.

I am particularly experienced with helping students who struggle with grammar or who are seeking to develop their confidence speaking in Spanish.

Statistics

I have completed advanced undergraduate / graduate coursework in statistics. I have also taught psychological statistics at the graduate level. I enjoy helping students understand the, sometimes murky, concepts that can make Statistics challenging.

Georgetown University
Foreign Service
George Washington University
Master's
George Washington University
Other

Education

Georgetown University (Foreign Service)

George Washington University (Master's)

George Washington University (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ben will travel within 5 miles of Oakland, CA 94609.